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Phyllidiopsis sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1875

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Phyllidiopsis sp. is characterized by black rhinophores, a black background coloration of the mantle, and grayish tubercles.
This species was misidentified and posted on 11 July 2003 at these websites as Phyllidiella nigra (van Hasselt, 1824) [Phyllidia], which is an intertidal species and differs by the colour and the size of the tubercles: let me quote Brunckhorst (1993): "The notal tubercles are most commonly single and isolated (although occasionally two or three coalesce), have black bases and, their sides and apices are dark pink to red. Thery are evenly distributed over the dorsum. Individual tubercles are quite tall (up to 3 mm high) with relatively straight sides and a rounded summit. Tubercles around the mantle margin are smaller."
I changed them on 23 January 2018 into Phyllidiopsis burni  Brunckhorst, 1993. I noticed on 1 November 2020 that the above specimens differ from the description of Phyllidiopsis burni by the grayish colour of the tubercles (deep pink in P. burni) and lack the thin pale pink mantle edge, and changed them
into Phyllidiopsis sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1875.
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 1 November 2020, Phyllidiopsis sp. 01  Genus: Bergh, 1875
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Nudibranchia/Doridina/Phyllidiopsis_sp_01.htm

 
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